Frequently Asked Questions

What is CFX?
IPC-CFX is an electronics manufacturing industry developed standard forming the foundation/backbone of Industry 4.0 Applications.  IPC-CFX simplifies and standardizes machine to machine communication while also facilitating machine to business/business to machine solutions.

IPC-CFX can simply be described as a standard providing a purpose, working components, benefits, with several applications and sustainability.

Are IPC-CFX and Hermes Competitive Formats?
Based on input from the Hermes group and the IPC-CFX committee, the formats are supportive and complimentary. They are not competitive formats.

How Does CFX Compare to Other Machine-to-Machine Communication Systems?
CFX is a true “plug and play” communication system, easily implemented for all manufacturers. See how CFX compares to other systems.

Is there a charge for IPC-CFX?
There is no charge or cost for the software. The committee insisted that it be an open source product.

Do you have questions on SDK or CFX applications?
Post them on Message Board Questions on SDK or CFX

Is there a charge for the IPC-CFX Standard?
As with all IPC Standards, there is a small fee to cover the cost of the standard.

How can I Join?
Visit the Join Us page and follow the instructions.

Can we use the CFX logo on our website?
Please contact IPC marketing with your request. Please provide format and size of the logo for use with your request.

How to contact IPC-CFX?
To learn more, contact David Bergman,